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Councillors should try using transit system
Editor: Re: “UBCM hotels cost Township $2,700,” (The Times, Oct. 10).
Although I don’t approve of councillors using taxpayers’ money to stay at luxury hotels, I’ll voice my disapproval at election time.
I worked for approximately 12 years at the Vancouver Convention Centre. With different shift starts, I understand the long commute required, anywhere from 1 to 2.5 hours.
What surprises me is that there is no mention of any councillors using transit. Are they not the voice of Langley taxpayers about the cost and service of transit in Langley?
I also take issue with Councillor Grant Ward saying his stay at the Pan Pacific was to attend early sessions starting at 7 a.m. Bus and SkyTrain service starts shortly after 5 a.m. I found it easy to arrive at work by 7 a.m. using Skytrain.
How can our councillors understand the issues of Langley commuters if they don’t use the transit system?